Okoboji: All Things New

minnie queen

The most asked question every spring in Okoboji is, “So what is new this year?”  There is so much to talk about this year! So let’s jump right in! EAST LAKE PARK East Lake Park was totally transformed last summer and the marquee attraction, the “Minnie Queen” (photo above), opened with much fanfare and excitement.  Read More »

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Camps, Classes, and Lessons “OH MY”

Okoboji Sailing Center

Kid’s Own Vacation! Whether you are a weekly Okoboji visitor, here for just a few days, or a local looking to keep the kids busy this summer, there is a camp, class or lesson to appeal to all kids! (Added bonus, it keeps them off of electronics!)  While the kids are having a blast learning Read More »

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Ice Fishing Frenzy

Ice fish

Just Fish What is one thing anyone and everyone can do in Okoboji all year long?  If you answered fishing you are exactly right! Believe it or not WINTER is one of the best times to fish in and around Okoboji.  Ice fishing opportunities abound in and around the Iowa Great Lakes and it has Read More »

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Okoboji Couples Winter Escape

Fireside breakfast at The Oakwood Inn

Winter is the perfect time for an Okoboji Couples get away!  Winter is a beautiful and much slower paced time to visit the Iowa Great Lakes while still finding plenty to keep you as busy as you want to be.  Rest & Relax Oakwood Inn Winter is a GREAT time to head to Okoboji to Read More »

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Okoboji Fall Couples Getaway

museum

Whether you are a long time empty nester or experiencing it for the first time we can help you plan a fabulous Okoboji fall getaway to celebrate (or mourn) the empty nest!  Fall is a beautiful and much slower paced time to visit the Iowa Great Lakes while still finding plenty to keep you as Read More »

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Okoboji Girls Weekend

4 girls posing for photo

Sometimes getting away as a family or a couple is impossible because of the “who will take the children dilemma”, or maybe you just need to relax with your people and invest in friendship, or celebrate a life event, or maybe you are retired and are looking for a guys or girls getaway! Whatever your Read More »

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We Welcome You to Okoboji!

Arnolds Park

Summer in Okoboji!  What could be better? Businesses in the Iowa Great Lakes area are OPEN with safety and hospitality in mind. Okoboji businesses are following recommended safety protocols from the CDC and Iowa Department of Public Health while creating a welcoming atmosphere for their guests. We ask for your PATIENCE and KINDNESS with business Read More »

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Sunsets & Chardonnay: “Adulting” in Okoboji

Sunset

Suset Whether you are empty nesting, a couple looking to get away for a long weekend, or a group of friends there is so much to do sans kids in Okoboji you may want to book a whole week! Okoboji Commons Hotel STAY As far as accommodations there are many fabulous choices.  Check out the Read More »

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“FOCUS” – OKOBOJI

Boat

“FOCUS” means the center of interest or activity; focal point; heart; the core; or center of attention. Synonyms for “FOCUS” include attention, priority, concentration, to pay particular attention to. In our busy fast paced, plugged in, work, work crazed culture it is easy for us to lose “FOCUS” on what matters in life. We understand Read More »

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